Cincinnati Bell is taking careful steps in building its Fioptics network, its president and CEO said, setting a modest goal of 15 percent penetration within six months of building into a new neighborhood.
AT&T is seeing some early success with its fiber deployments. Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson told investors at a J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today that the company is seeing good uptake of its fiber to the building deployments from the small and medium-size business market.
CenturyLink is providing its own answer to Google Fiber's last-mile fiber vision by launching a 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the premises pilot deployment that will serve 48,000 homes and businesses in Omaha, Neb.
AT&T is increasing the speeds for customers that are on its U-verse network to 24/3 Mbps, up from 18/1.5 Mbps, according to a Broadband DSL Reports article.
France sees broadband as a major driver of economic growth, and on Friday the government revealed plans to dedicate €20 billion ($27 billion), using a mix of public and private funds, to the buildout of fiber-based broadband networks.
Google Fiber has made an impression on Kansas City, Mo., residents and businesses with its 1 Gbps Fiber to the Premises, and its executives are confident that they can replicate that success in other cities.
NTS, a competitive telco owned by Xfone, on Friday lit up its first customer in Iowa Park, Texas. When NTS completes its PRIDE FTTP network, it will reach 19 communities in Texas and Louisiana, passing a total of 50,000 homes and businesses.
BT Openreach, the division that provides wholesale access to BT and other competitive carriers to its last mile fiber and copper networks, unveiled plans to reduce wholesale prices for its 330 Mbps Fiber to the Premises service by 37 percent.
Indianola Municipal Utilities, the local utility for the city of Indianola, Iowa, plans to launch its own municipal Fiber to the Premises system on Oct. 1.
SaskTel, the main telco in Saskatchewan, Canada, on Thursday formally launched its Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) service under its ' infiNET ' banner.